At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 968 cattle and 97 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle trended steady to 2.00 lower; bulls were 3.00 to 4.50 higher.
The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights were mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,805,000 head compared to 2,785,000 head last Monday.
Fruit and vegetable prices
Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates medium $16-$18, fair quality $10; cartons 24s $6.
Bell Peppers: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo $16-$18; extra large $16-$18; large $14-$16, fair quality $12-$14.
Squash: Demand Zucchini fairly good, others moderate. Market Yellow Crookneck lower, others about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small $16 few higher, medium $14 few higher; Yellow Straightneck small $20 few lower, medium $18 few lower; 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small $25, medium $20.
Tomatoes: Demand fairly light. Market slightly lower. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $14.95-$15.95, extra large $13.95-$15.95, large $12.95-$15.95
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly three to seven cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $5.21-$6.04 at feed mills and $4.76-$5.69 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed, two cents lower to two cents higher, and were $13.58 at processors, and $13.33-$14.39 at elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly seven to 16 cents lower, quoting $4.49-$5.65 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $487.10 per ton for 48% protein.